Ana Ivanovic http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26627/all en UPDATE 1-Tennis-Radwanska stays hot despite cooling temperatures http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/tennis-cooling-temperatures-fail-slow-radwanskas-hot-form <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Pole to face Ana Ivanovic in fourth round</p> <p>* Cool temperatures no barrier in routine win over Watson (Adds details, quotes)</p> <p>By Greg Stutchbury</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Agnieszka Radwanska smiled, laughed and then dismissed any notions of superstition after she advanced to the fourth round of the Australian Open on Friday.</p> <p>The 23-year-old Pole had earlier romped to a 6-3 6-1 victory over Britain's Heather Watson in the third round, notching her 12th successive victory in 2013.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/tennis-cooling-temperatures-fail-slow-radwanskas-hot-form" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agnieszka Radwańska Ana Ivanović Ana Ivanovic Tennis Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 02:15:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735920 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis-Ivanovic ousts Jankovic in battle of thawed Serbs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/tennis-ivanovic-ousts-jankovic-battle-thawed-serbs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Simon Cambers</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Ana Ivanovic beat fellow Serb and once fierce rival Jelena Jankovic 7-5 6-3 in a battle of former world number ones to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open on Friday.</p> <p>Three years ago or so, a clash between the two would have been in deep into the latter stages of a grand slam, rather than a third-round meeting.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/tennis-ivanovic-ousts-jankovic-battle-thawed-serbs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ana Ivanović Ana Ivanovic Jelena Janković Tennis Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 06:00:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735960 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis-Radwanska storms past Ivanovic to extend streak http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/tennis-radwanska-storms-past-ivanovic-extend-streak <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MELBOURNE, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Agnieszka Radwanska continued her perfect start to the year, defeating former world number one Ana Ivanovic 6-2 6-4 to march into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Sunday.</p> <p>The 23-year-old made just four unforced errors to 34 for her Serbian opponent and saved five break points in the second set before sealing victory with her seventh ace after 70 minutes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/tennis-radwanska-storms-past-ivanovic-extend-streak" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agnieszka Radwańska Ana Ivanović Ana Ivanovic Tennis Thomson Reuters Sun, 20 Jan 2013 10:31:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736812 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Tennis-Radwanska storms past Ivanovic to extend streak http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/update-1-tennis-radwanska-storms-past-ivanovic-extend-streak <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds quotes, byline)</p> <p>By Ian Ransom</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Agnieszka Radwanska continued her perfect start to the year with a clinical demolition of Ana Ivanovic to set up a rematch with Li Na in the quarter-finals after beating the Chinese in Sydney 10 days ago.</p> <p>Four of the top 10 women have already packed their bags at Melbourne Park while fourth seed Radwanska has not dropped a set in her 13 straight victories this year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/update-1-tennis-radwanska-storms-past-ivanovic-extend-streak" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agnieszka Radwańska Ana Ivanović Ana Ivanovic Human Interest Tennis Thomson Reuters Sun, 20 Jan 2013 11:45:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736826 at http://www.globalpost.com Azarenka beats Ivanovic to reach quarter-finals http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130903/azarenka-beats-ivanovic-reach-quarter-finals <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Julian Linden</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - Victoria Azarenka booked her place in the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open on Tuesday when she beat Serbia's Ana Ivanovic 4-6 6-3 6-4 in an error-strewn fourth-round match.</p> <p>Azarenka dropped her opening set for the second match in a row but fought her way back to win after more than two grueling hours on a windy Arthur Ashe Stadium.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130903/azarenka-beats-ivanovic-reach-quarter-finals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ana Ivanović Ana Ivanovic Tennis Victoria Azarenka Victoria Azarenka Thomson Reuters Tue, 03 Sep 2013 18:31:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5923460 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Ivanovic battles past Williams for Auckland title http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140104/tennis-ivanovic-battles-past-williams-auckland-title <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ana Ivanovic outlasted Venus Williams to win the clash of the two former world number ones 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 in a marathon Auckland Classic final on Saturday.</p> <p>It is the 12th title for the 26-year-old Serb and second seed but her first success since victory in Bali in 2011. </p> <p>What started as a one-sided affair, with Ivanovic racing to a 5-1 lead in the first set, took two hours 19 minutes to complete as seven-times Grand Slam winner Williams fought her way back into the contest.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140104/tennis-ivanovic-battles-past-williams-auckland-title" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ana Ivanović Ana Ivanovic Tennis Venus Williams Venus Williams AFP Sat, 04 Jan 2014 07:04:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6034996 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Ivanovic beats home hope Stosur at Aussie Open http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140117/tennis-ivanovic-beats-home-hope-stosur-at-aussie-open <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Former world number one Ana Ivanovic set up a fourth-round clash with Serena Williams Friday after coming from a set down to crush local hope Samantha Stosur.</p> <p>The glamorous Serb, who won the warm-up Auckland International, showed glimpses of her former best to beat the Australian 6-7 (8/10), 6-4, 6-2 and ruin Stosur's home Grand Slam.</p> <p>Stosur has gained a reputation for choking under the pressure of playing in front of her home crowd, and she once again threw away a lead.</p> <p>She has never gone beyond the fourth round at Melbourne Park in 12 attempts.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140117/tennis-ivanovic-beats-home-hope-stosur-at-aussie-open" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ana Ivanović Ana Ivanovic Samantha Stosur Samantha Stosur Tennis AFP Fri, 17 Jan 2014 12:02:16 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6045733 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Resurgent Ivanovic up for Serena challenge http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140118/tennis-resurgent-ivanovic-serena-challenge <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Resurgent former world number one Ana Ivanovic says she is excited by the prospect of facing Serena Williams at the Australian Open to test how far her game has come.</p> <p>Now ranked 14, she has never revisited the highs of 2008 when she won the French Open and made the Australian Open final, but under Serbian coach Nemanja Kontic she feels she is getting back to her best.</p> <p>She won this month's Auckland International and beat local hope Samantha Stosur to earn the chance of meeting Williams for a place in the quarter-finals on Sunday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140118/tennis-resurgent-ivanovic-serena-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ana Ivanović Ana Ivanovic Serena Williams Tennis AFP Sat, 18 Jan 2014 06:36:06 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6046402 at http://www.globalpost.com Ivanovic stuns Serena at Australian Open http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140119/ivanovic-stuns-serena-at-australian-open <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Ian Ransom</p> <p>MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Serbia's Ana Ivanovic stunned world number one Serena Williams at the Australian Open on Sunday with a 4-6 6-3 6-3 fourth-round upset at Rod Laver Arena.</p> <p>Ivanovic ended the American's 25-match winning streak to reach her first grand slam quarter-final since the 2012 U.S. Open with an inspired display of clean hitting.</p> <p>"It's amazing. I just tried to play the best I could," a thrilled Ivanovic said in a courtside interview.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140119/ivanovic-stuns-serena-at-australian-open" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ana Ivanović Ana Ivanovic Serena Williams Tennis Thomson Reuters Sun, 19 Jan 2014 07:37:38 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6046995 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Ivanovic upsets injured Serena at Australian Open http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140119/tennis-ivanovic-upsets-injured-serena-at-australian-open <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Former world number one Ana Ivanovic pulled off a massive upset by beating injured top seed Serena Williams on Sunday to power into the Australian Open quarter-finals.</p> <p>The Serb came from a set down to win 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, ending the American's bid to match Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova with 18 Grand Slam titles.</p> <p>Williams, who was gunning for a sixth Australian crown, revealed afterwards that she had a back injury and had almost pulled out of the tournament before her third round clash with Daniela Hantochova.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140119/tennis-ivanovic-upsets-injured-serena-at-australian-open" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ana Ivanović Ana Ivanovic Serena Williams Serena Williams Tennis AFP Sun, 19 Jan 2014 14:33:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6047137 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Ivanovic v Bouchard quarter-final match stats http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140121/tennis-ivanovic-v-bouchard-quarter-final-match-stats <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Match statistics from the Australian Open women's quarter-final between Ana Ivanovic and Eugenie Bouchard on Tuesday (x denotes seeding):</p> <p>Eugenie Bouchard (CAN x30) bt Ana Ivanovic (SRB x14) 5-7, 7-5, 6-2</p> <p>Time: 2hr 24min</p> <p>Ivanovic - Bouchard </p> <p>1 Aces 2</p> <p>4 Double Faults 6</p> <p>34 Winners 47</p> <p>35 Unforced Errors 37</p> <p>5/12 Break Point Conversions 7/13</p> <p>104 Total Points Won 113</p> <p>afp</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Ana Ivanović Ana Ivanovic Eugenie Bouchard Tennis AFP Tue, 21 Jan 2014 06:01:07 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6048473 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Teen Bouchard upsets Ivanovic to make Aussie semis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140121/tennis-teen-bouchard-upsets-ivanovic-make-aussie-semis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Teenager Eugenie Bouchard reinforced her status as one of the game's most exciting prospects by upsetting Ana Ivanovic to reach her first Grand Slam semi-final at the Australian Open Tuesday.</p> <p>The 19-year-old Canadian, the WTA's newcomer of the year in 2013, showed composure to come from a set down and beat the 14th-ranked Serb 5-7, 7-5, 6-2 and set up a last-four clash with Li Na.</p> <p>It was all the more remarkable in that she is making her tournament debut, with the victory forecast to push her into the world's top 20 when the new rankings are released next week.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140121/tennis-teen-bouchard-upsets-ivanovic-make-aussie-semis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ana Ivanović Ana Ivanovic Eugenie Bouchard Human Interest Sports Tennis AFP Tue, 21 Jan 2014 06:01:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6048482 at http://www.globalpost.com Bouchard beats Ivanovic to reach first grand slam semis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140121/cool-teen-bouchard-beats-ivanovic-reach-melbourne-semis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Simon Cambers</p> <p>MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Showing poise and maturity beyond her 19 years, Eugenie Bouchard became the first Canadian to reach the semi-finals of the Australian Open when she upset former world number one Ana Ivanovic 5-7 7-5 6-2 on Tuesday.</p> <p>Ivanovic had stunned world number one Serena Williams in the previous round but hampered by a left hip injury, she was worn down by Bouchard, who showed no signs of nerves in her first grand-slam quarter-final.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140121/cool-teen-bouchard-beats-ivanovic-reach-melbourne-semis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ana Ivanović Ana Ivanovic Eugenie Bouchard Health Serena Williams Tennis Thomson Reuters Tue, 21 Jan 2014 06:18:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6048493 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Williams win left me drained, says Ivanovic http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140121/tennis-williams-win-left-me-drained-says-ivanovic <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ana Ivanovic Tuesday said the thrill of beating Serena Williams had left her emotionally drained in her Australian Open quarter-final upset to Eugenie Bouchard -- but she still believes she's playing the best tennis of her life.</p> <p>The Serb, who won the Auckland International en route to Melbourne Park, couldn't keep her win streak going against the emerging Canadian teen, who won 5-7, 7-5, 6-2 to set up a last-four clash with Li Na.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140121/tennis-williams-win-left-me-drained-says-ivanovic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ana Ivanović Ana Ivanovic Human Interest Serena Williams Tennis AFP Tue, 21 Jan 2014 06:47:48 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6048557 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Teen Bouchard hits big-time with Ivanovic upset http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140121/tennis-teen-bouchard-hits-big-time-ivanovic-upset <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Supremely confident teenager Eugenie Bouchard reinforced her status as one of the game's most exciting prospects by upsetting Ana Ivanovic to reach the Australian Open semi-finals Tuesday.</p> <p>The 19-year-old Canadian, the WTA's newcomer of the year in 2013, showed composure to come from a set down and beat the 14th-ranked Serb 5-7, 7-5, 6-2 and set up a last-four clash with Li Na.</p> <p>It was all the more remarkable in that she is making her tournament debut, with the victory forecast to push her into the world's top 20 when the new rankings are released next week.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140121/tennis-teen-bouchard-hits-big-time-ivanovic-upset" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ana Ivanović Ana Ivanovic Eugenie Bouchard Human Interest Serena Williams Tennis AFP Tue, 21 Jan 2014 07:01:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6048570 at http://www.globalpost.com